Alleged Hammanskraal self-confessed wife killer abandons bail bid

The man initially reported his wife missing but was later arrested for the crime and he confessed to the crime.

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JOHANNESBURG – A Hammanskraal man who allegedly confessed to killing his wife, and burying her in their backyard, has abandoned his bail application.

The man initially reported his wife missing last October, but police confirmed last week that the 38-year-old had now been arrested for the crime.

It’s understood he killed the woman, burned her remains and stashed them in the couple's backyard.

The police's Kay Makhubele says the man dropped his bail bid during an appearance earlier on Monday.

“He indicated to the court that he does not have intention to apply for bail. The case has been remanded.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)